Apple iPhone 14 Review


Apple has redesigned the new iPhone 14 with much easier features of replacement including cameras. The external however has borrowed some of its features from the iPhone 13 which mimics a similar experience for a user. The new iPhone 14 basically has no much difference from the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 14 has been packaged in a standard package with simple details to contain the elements of the device. Apple has organized the new device in a small two-piece white cardboard box that has minimal measurements custom for the gadgets and the accompaniments.

Apple iPhone 14

The elements of the interior of the box comprise of a short 1-meter long USB Type-C to Lightning cable, a SIM ejector tool for users outside the US where Apple has not incorporated the e-SIM and lacks a physical SIM tray and some manual.

Apple iPhone 14 specs

The iPhone 14 has a few upgraded specs from the iPhone 13 which are included below:

The body measures: 146.7×71.5×7.8mm, 172g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins), Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified).

Display: 6.10″ Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak), 1170x2532px resolution, 19.48:9 aspect ratio, 460ppi.

Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm): Hexa-core (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard); Apple GPU (5-core graphics).

Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM; NVMe.

OS/Software: iOS 16, upgradable to iOS 16.0.2.

Rear camera: Wide (main): 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm, 1/1.7″, 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS; Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120-degree.

Front camera: Wide: 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm, 1/3.6″, PDAF.

Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec; Front camera: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS.

Battery: 3279mAh; Fast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised), USB Power Delivery 2.0, MagSafe fast wireless charging 15W, Qi wireless charging 7.5W.

Misc: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer; NFC; stereo speakers; Ultra Wideband (UWB) support, Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving).

The vanilla iPhone 14 even starts at $799 in the US, just like its predecessor, so it occupies the same segment and fills the same shoes if it were. That said, most markets outside the US have a price hike on the iPhone 14, and the iPhone 13 has come down in price since its launch. Even in the US, it is now $100 or so cheaper.